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BIS Cosgrove Accountants Gold Coast & Brisbane

Brisbane Accounting Firm

With over 25 years of experience, our expert accountants in Brisbane boast a wealth of knowledge and industry expertise in taxation services, small business accounting, financial advice and Self Managed Super Funds.

We are dedicated to the prosperity of your finances, and are committed to guiding all businesses, big or small, towards financial success.

Our expert team of accountants Gold Coast and Brisbane wide transform challenges into opportunities. Our tailored tax planning, accounting solutions and business advisory services turn numbers into success.

Plan for the life you want to live. Our advisers on the Gold Coast take a holistic approach to financial advice. Financial planning is your road to personal and business success, and the journey begins with us.

Self-Managed Super Funds offer the autonomy to tailor your investment journey to your goals. We offer advice in all areas of SMSF for trustees, as well as white labelling services for accountants and advisors.

Industries We Service

At BIS Cosgrove, our Brisbane business accountants are renowned for our professional expertise.

Our expert accountants have over 25 years of experience working closely with a multitude of industries, including medical allied health, education services, manufacturing and more.

When you choose BIS Cosgrove, you can be confident that you are receiving tax services, accounting solutions and financial planning that is unique to your needs as an individual or business owner.

Expertise that Drives Results

Our Brisbane team are committed to precision-driven accounting solutions tailored specifically to you.

Whether you’re a sole trader or run numerous businesses, no matter your personal or business journey, we ensure that our clients experience the difference with our comprehensive and bespoke accounting solutions.

If you’re after tax preparation, financial reporting, cloud accounting solutions, business structuring and advice, budgeting or cash flow forecasting, you can trust in the expertise of BIS Cosgrove to guide you through every step of the accounting process.

Gold Coast accountants meeting with a client

Our Brisbane Accounting Services

Tax Accounting

Our Brisbane tax accountants do more than just tax return lodgement. We are your trusted partners in all things taxation and accounting.

Our accounting firm provides custom tax management solutions that evolve with your needs and regulatory changes. Our extensive tax knowledge and experience encompasses individuals, small and medium sized businesses, trusts, companies, and SMSFs.

We have specific expertise in managing deceased estates, working with Executors and Trustees. If you’re looking for assistance managing your tax obligations, utilising strategies and maximising your advantages, you’re in the right hands with BIS Cosgrove’s expert Brisbane accountants.

Business Advisory

We’ve experienced first-hand the daily challenges that small business owners face. Our accountants and advisors work with you to provide strategic and actionable plans to propel business success.

We offer various business advisory services, from setup to business structure, purchasing, selling, and everything in between. Our professional team navigates complex challenges, identifies opportunities, and ensures our clients are meeting regulatory standards.

At BIS Cosgrove, we don’t just meet your business needs, we provide personal attention to instil the confidence in you to make effective business decisions that drives business growth and ensures sustained success across any industry.

Financial Planning & Advice

Our team of highly experienced Brisbane financial advisors do it all! From strategic advice to retirement planning, insurance, virtual CFO services, wealth creation and more. When it comes to financial advice, we are with you every step of the way. From devising to actioning your strategic plan and achieving your financial goals, we help our clients grow. We apply an evidence-based approach to your strategic investment plan, paving the path to financial stability and growth. Partner with us to realise your potential.


Do you know where your superannuation contributions are invested? Talk to a trusted advisor. Our dedicated team of superannuation specialists are here to ensure that you are getting the most out of your industry superfund.

Looking for more control over your investments? Have you ever considered a Self Managed Super Fund? Enter BIS Super!

Our team of accredited SMSF specialist advisors at BIS Super have over two decades of experience in all areas of SMSF, from setup, to advice, administration, property and more. We also provide SMSF white labelling for other accountants and advisors.

Why Small Business Owners Need an Accountant

Being a business owner is a full time gig. Lucky for you, the BIS Cosgrove Brisbane team is here to help! Our accounting firm doesn’t just focus on crunching our clients’ numbers; our role extends far beyond dollars and cents.

Our accountants guide small and medium businesses through uncertainty, leveraging them for the best chance at financial success.

As humans, we make around 35,000 decisions every day. Here’s why partnering with a professional accountant at BIS Cosgrove will be the simplest decision you make for your business.

  • Financial Expertise: Our accountants venture to understand your business goals and the nuances of your business problems. We create strategies and provide advice that ensures your business remains profitable and sustainable over time.

  • Tax Optimisation: Our professional accountants’ extensive knowledge of tax law and regulation means we’ll pick up on necessary obligations and beneficial advantages for your business that you may otherwise miss.

  • Time-Saving: Instead of wading through shoeboxes of receipts and scrolling tirelessly through spreadsheets, you can focus on core business operations, knowing your financial affairs and tax planning are in expert hands.

  • Strategic Planning: Accountants offer invaluable insights for growth strategies, cash flow management, and business expansion.

  • Risk Management: By utilising a professional’s oversight, you gain expert business advice, minimise errors, avoid potential fines, and ensure financial transparency.

Our professional Brisbane team are more than just accountants, we’re your strategic partners, dedicated to the longevity and success of your business.

Why Choose BIS Cosgrove?

The BIS Cosgrove Brisbane accounting team are leaders in reliability, expertise, and an approach to financial services that centres clients and businesses rather than dollars. When you choose BIS Cosgrove, you choose personal service from a team that is committed to your success and the growth of your business and personal wealth. Discover the difference between an accountant, and a great accountant:

Unparalleled Expertise

With over 25 years in the financial industry, our team boasts a rich tapestry of experience, ensuring precise, effective  tax, accounting and financial solutions tailored to your needs our clients specific needs.

Client-Centric Approach

At BIS Cosgrove, you’re not just a number or an account. We deeply value our client relationships, and we prioritise your personal and professional goals. Since 1997, we have helped more than 2,000 clients achieve their financial goals.

Tailored Services

From income tax returns to strategic investment plans, we offer a comprehensive suite of services, to support and help achieve your unique goals.

Adaptive Strategies

When it comes to finance, change is the only constant. We ensure that our advice and solutions evolve with the landscape, staying relevant to our clients’ goals and circumstances. We also prioritise the continued education and up-skilling of our team.

Trust and Transparency

Our reputation is built on trust and full transparency with our clients. We commit to total clarity in our communications and actions to build lasting client relationships and ensure you are never in the dark about your finances.

Our History in Brisbane

Established in Springfield Lakes in 2005, the second office that we now call home was initially known as Cotter Accountancy.

In August 2022, we had the exciting opportunity to acquire Cotter Accountancy to expand and grow BIS Cosgrove in a place we had never ventured before. We wanted to escape our comfort zone, and decided that exciting places with friendly new faces would be the perfect opportunity to do just that. Not only had we observed a growing demand for quality financial services, but it was also an area that we saw ourselves being proud to be part of.

Since the acquisition, we have integrated our wealth of knowledge and experience in tax and accounting, as well as introducing financial advice and SMSF services to the existing client base at the Brisbane office.

Frequently Asked Questions

Small business accounting involves a range of tax and accounting services from maintaining records, financial reports, analysing financial statements, ensuring accurate financial management, helping to minimise tax liabilities, compliance with tax regulations, and helping businesses make informed financial decisions.

If you run your own business, having an accountant for your small business is foundational for growth, sustainability and success.

Many people believe that they don’t need an accountant until their net worth is higher or their business is ‘successful’, but this could not be further from the truth. You should be seeking an accountant much earlier than you think.

If you’re after individual tax advice, or are in the beginning stages of purchasing or setting up your own business, it’s never too early to use an accountant.

Accountants have extensive knowledge and experience in small business accounting, tax obligations and identifying opportunities that you may otherwise be missing out on.

Although not essential, Xero is an extremely useful cloud accounting solution, especially for small and medium business owners. Xero simplifies accounting, and our accounting firm can can utilise the software to offer deeper insights, ensure tax compliance, and handle complexities.

If you’re wondering if Xero is right for you, talk to your accountant.

A bookkeeper manages daily financial transactions, while an accountant offers strategic insights and tax expertise.

While we don’t technically offer in-house bookkeeping services, we work closely with a handful of highly experienced professional bookkeepers and accountants, thought sometimes overlapping, have distinct roles and service offerings.

Having both ensures comprehensive financial management and strategic planning, giving you the best chance for financial success.

A bookkeeper records daily financial transactions, maintains ledgers, and ensures accurate financial records.

A Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) has undergone rigorous exams, licencing and extensive education, and specialises in tax advice, compliance, financial management and strategic business advisory.

While both deal with finances, their roles and expertise differ significantly.